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Barcoding for MAPICS Made Easy

Improve Accuracy, Cycle Times Efficiency and Visibility!


Judi Curlee CISTECH Senior Technical Consultant Judi.curlee@cistech.net Ben McCormick CISTECH General Manager Ben.mccormick@cistech.net

What does Barcoding mean to you?


What result are you are trying to achieve? Accuracy Efficiency Improved cycle times Visibility Real Time Inventory Data Real Time Employee Data RANK THEM! This will lead you to the most practical solution!

What does Barcoding mean to you?


What result are you are trying to achieve?
Accuracy Efficiency Improved cycle times (supply chain or manufacturing) Visibility Real Time Inventory Data Real Time Employee Data

RANK THEM! This will lead you to the most practical solution!

PPPS Summary: 23 steps or 9?

UNLESS YOUR DESIRE IS PICKING ACCURACY NO BARCODES ARE REQUIRED

Barcoding
Expensive?
What are you trying to achieve?

Time Consuming?
What are you trying to achieve?

Difficult?
What are you trying to achieve?

Document the results that you want to achieve first then consider the tools that you need. Don t assume it s a BARCODING project. Many times you can improve the PROCESS with less time and investment than you think!

Barcoding Investment
Software Label generation (Loftware, TL Ashford, Jacana) User Interface Hardware / Infrastrucure Radio Frequency Handhelds PC/Keyboard wedge Fixed Scanners Implementation Process Changes
Vendors Employees

Where do you want to implement?


Receiving Shop Floor Warehouse Supply Chain Most value? Biggest Bang? Least Risk? Most Visibility?

MAPICS Focused Solutions


Vendor Supply Chain
CISTECH Supplier Portal

Customer Supply Chain


CISTECH RF Paperless Pick Pack Ship

Inventory Transactions
PM&C Powerlink IM/MM CISTECH RF Inventory Transactions ISE/Infor Paperless

Inventory Counts
CISTECH RF Physical Inventory

Vendor Supply Chain


CISTECH SUPPLIER PORTAL

Streamline Your Receiving Process


Use Attachment Feature in Supplier Portal for barcode labels Vendor prints out label and applies to your inventory for processing receipt Every receipt is the same
Scan to receive
RF OR Keyboard Wedge

Vendor Accesses Barcode Attachment on Portal

Supplier Comments

PO Comments

TwoTwo-way attachments

Kanban: empty bin scan


Purchase Order to Vendor

e-mail with link

PO Shows on Portal

MAPICS Focused Solutions


Vendor Supply Chain
CISTECH Supplier Portal

Customer Supply Chain


CISTECH RF Paperless Pick Pack Ship

Inventory Transactions
PM&C Powerlink IM/MM CISTECH RF Inventory Transactions ISE/Infor Paperless

Inventory Counts
CISTECH RF Physical Inventory

Shop Floor Processing


IM, Repetitive and Inquiry via handheld devices

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RF Transaction Processing
Pre-Requisites:
Inventory Management Production Monitoring & Control

Compatible with XA R6 & higher Transactions are sent to TRDATA file to allow PM&C to pass the transaction to IM

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User Menu Maintenance


Allows customization by employee of transactions Determines which transactions will be displayed on the RF device when the employee signs on
JIMSA1 RF Inventory Transactions SFCTL01 User Menu Maintenance Badge: 1 James Worthington User Profile: CURLEEJ Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (RM) Sch Receipt REP Y RF Pick/Pack/Ship Inventory Inquiry Y (SC) Cmp Mfg Scrap (IP) Planned Issue Y (SM) Scrap from Mfg (IS) Misc. Issue Y (CC) Cycle Count MM (IU) Unplanned Issue Y (SS) Scrap from Stck (PH) Phy Inventory Y (TW) Warehouse Xfer (PQ) Pur Itm QC Comp Y Transaction Lookup (SM) Sch Scrap REP (RC) Misc. Receipt (RD) PO Rcpt to Dock (RI) PO Rcpt to Insp (RM) Recpt from Mfg (RP) PO Rcpt to Stck (RS) Cmp Rtrn to Stk

F3=Exit F12=Return F24=Delete

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Transaction Entry
When an employee signs on to the RF device, the first screen asks for their employee number
1/02/10 10:24:29 Sign-in Screen Badge:

F3=Exit
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Employee RF Menu
The transactions selected on the Employee set up screen will determine which transactions are displayed
1/02/10 10:26:42 RF Menu 1 (IP) Planned Issue 2 (IS) Misc. Issue 3 (RC) Misc. Receipt 4 (RM) Recpt from Mfg 5 (RP) PO Rcpt to Stck 6 (SM) Scrap from Mfg 7 (SS) Scrap from Stck 8 (TW) Warehouse Xfer 9 (IU) Unplanned Issue

F3=Exit

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Features
An employee can set defaults per transaction
Dashes will blank out a nonrequired A/N field Nines will blank out a nonrequired Numeric field Repetitive Information (i.e. warehouse, order) can be entered in the default 1/02/10 10:29:55 RM-M.O. Receipt Item Lot# Lon M.O. Qty

.000

Hooks exists to call label programs

F1=Set Defaults F3=Exit F4=Prompt F5=Label


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Benefits
No more writing transactions on pieces of paper and turning in for data entry More timely update of on hand inventory Inventory Inquiry from the RF gun means more efficient warehouse employees Labels (if activated by the company) can provide bar code information for scanning of other transactions (shipping, physical inventory)
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MAPICS Focused Solutions


Vendor Supply Chain
CISTECH Supplier Portal

Customer Supply Chain


CISTECH RF Paperless Pick Pack Ship

Inventory Transactions
PM&C Powerlink IM/MM CISTECH RF Inventory Transactions ISE/Infor Paperless

Inventory Counts
CISTECH RF Physical Inventory

Paperless Pick/Pack/Ship
Solution Benefits

What benefits are realized through RF PPS?


Accurate inventory in the stock location 30 50% time improvement in picking/staging Customer Orders
Takes the number of steps to pick an order from 23 to 9

Improved accuracy of items shipped to customers Reduced data entry for order shipments

Barcoding in Warehouse
Benefits are not dependent upon implementation of barcodes Barcodes can be used for:
Accessing Pick lists (via turnaround number) Item Verification

PPPS Product Overview


Use RF Handheld devices to pick and stage customer orders for shipment! Picking
Pick list electronically delivered to wireless handheld
Pick list queue sent to handheld rather than printer

Item Number verification can be scanned via Item #, Turnaround or UPC Transfers the inventory immediately from the stock location to a staging location Full Inquiry capabilities from the RF device including: Pick Lists, Items, Locations, Batch/Lot and Quantity on Hand Includes Kit Items , Serialization, Lot Control and Containerization! Can pick using either single order or consolidated pick lists Multiple employees can pick the same order at the same time (different items) Option to print Pack List and Shipping Labels when order is staged

PPPS Product Overview


Parcel Shipping  If the Carrier is UPS, Fed Ex or DHL no further actions are required, programs will ship the order, add tracking info and, if applicable, add shipping charges Full Truckload / LTL Shipping  Streamlined shipping screens to ship LTL and Truckload orders  Uses XA Offline Shipping to create COM shipment  Optional creation of Bill of Lading and/or Invoice when order is shipped

Paperless Pick/Pack/Ship
DEMONSTRATION

MAPICS Focused Solutions


Vendor Supply Chain
CISTECH Supplier Portal

Customer Supply Chain


CISTECH RF Paperless Pick Pack Ship

Inventory Transactions
PM&C Powerlink IM/MM CISTECH RF Inventory Transactions ISE/Infor Paperless

Inventory Counts
CISTECH RF Physical Inventory

RF Physical Inventory
A New Method of Counting, Auditing and Reconciling XA Physical Inventory with Materials Management
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Barcode Enablement
Barcodes are required for RF Physical Inventory
Tags are barcoded Inventory and Locations must be barcoded

Benefits
Significantly reduce the amount of time to count, audit and reconcile a physical inventory Improves accuracy of counts

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RF Physical Inventory
Creates a set of blank tags in a non-XA file; this file will be used for tag control Tags are printed on peel off labels with bar code tag numbers, 30 labels to a sheet A range of tags is assigned to a counter (must be a valid employee in PM&C employee master file) Counters will:
Scan the tag number Scan (or key) the item number Scan (or key) the location Key the quantity Scan (or key) a batch/lot number
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RF Physical Inventory
Counters can only use tags that have been assigned to them Counters can void a tag (requires a reason code) Counters can mark a tag as unused As tags are entered on the RF gun, the tag information is written to the Tag file
Will calculate count to location difference in both quantity and cost Difference may be inaccurate if there are multiple tags for the same item/location combination

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RF Physical Inventory
Once all tags have been accounted for, send the tags to either:
Materials Management as a Count Group Inventory Management as a Physical Inventory Batch Option to create zero count tags for uncounted item/location combinations

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Tag List

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Tags
Tags are peel off labels that will be attached to the items as they are counted Tags show:
Tag number (both bar code and written), warehouse & date

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Count Entry Screens


12/11/07 14:31:09 Count Entry 12/11/07 14:38:50 Tag# 11 Item ______________ Tag#: _______ 0 Location _______ Qty ______.000 Btch/Lot ____________ F2=Rtn F3=Exit F4=Set Tag Unused

F2=Return F3=Exit

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Entered Tag
12/13/07 11:15:40 Tag# 4

Item 239402 A - GE ROTOR R8579 (4, 70F) UOM EA Location A1230 Btch/Lot Qty 415.000

Once the tag has been created, there are options to:
Change the count quantity Void the tag (requires a reason code)

F1=Void F2=Rtn F3=Exit


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Tag File
As counts are scanned/entered, tag file is updated with:
Tag Status Counted By (must match Assigned To) Item, Location, Quantity and, if required, Batch/Lot number Quantity and Cost difference between Location quantity and Count quantity
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Tags after Count/Audit

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What does Barcoding mean to you?


What result are you are trying to achieve? Accuracy Efficiency Improved cycle times Visibility Real Time Inventory Data Real Time Employee Data RANK THEM! This will lead you to the most practical solution!

MAPICS Focused Solutions


Vendor Supply Chain
CISTECH Supplier Portal

Customer Supply Chain


CISTECH RF Paperless Pick Pack Ship

Inventory Transactions
PM&C Powerlink IM/MM CISTECH RF Inventory Transactions ISE/Infor Paperless

Inventory Counts
CISTECH RF Physical Inventory

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR TUESDAY SESSIONS! Ben McCormick 704-814-0016 Ben.mccormick@cistech.net